Affiliate entities are an important part of the campus public safety community. They include groups such as federal agencies, associations serving institutions of higher education, and professional and nonprofit organizations. We have compiled a list of these affiliates, listed alphabetically, for your easy reference. This is a "living list" that will continue to grow and expand over time. We encourage you to regularly visit this list for updates.
A Call To Men
A Call to Men is a national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys and communities. Their aim is to shift social norms that negatively impact our culture and promote a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood. They believe that preventing domestic and sexual violence is primarily the responsibility of men. Their vision is to shift social norms that define manhood in our culture and create a world where women and girls are valued and safe.
Actively Moving Forward
Actively Moving Forward is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young adults grieving the illness or death of a loved one. The organization accomplishes its mission by creating Actively Moving Forward Campus Chapters on college campuses nationwide that connect and empower grieving college students to support one another and participate in community service in memory of deceased loved ones, raising awareness about the needs of grieving young adults, including through the annual National College Student Grief Awareness Week, and hosting national grief support programs, such as the “We Get It” Supportive Blog, and events, such as the National Conference on College Student Grief.
Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community. The organization develops and supports student-run chapters on colleges and university campuses that promote a dialogue around issues of mental health and educate the entire student body about available resources in and around the campus community. Active Minds chapters are officially registered with the Student Activities Council, or similarly named entity, on their respective campuses. Each Active Minds chapter has a staff or faculty advisor who is affiliated with the college or university. Advisors often come from the school’s counseling center, nursing school, school of social work or are psychology faculty.
Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University was created as a partnership between the University, the San Marcos Police Department and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. The ALERRT curriculum has become a national standard in active shooter response training. In addition to in-depth after-action lessons learned through partnerships with agencies who have been involved in headline-making active shooter situations, ALERRT has created a criminal justice research department to evaluate and enhance the overall understanding of active shooter events and assist in improving law enforcement best practices.
AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women
AEquitas' mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. AEquitas supports prosecutors and allied professionals by conducting legal research; providing 24/7 case consultation; hosting specialized or state-specific training events and webinars; and publishing articles, monographs, and other resources on topics relevant to the prosecution of violence against women. Specifically, AEquitas hosts several training events.
ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training instructor-led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations—law enforcement, higher education, businesses, government, houses of worship, K-12 schools, and healthcare—on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. ALICE's vision is to empower all citizens with the skills and knowledge to respond when shots are fired.
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS advances scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.
American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
ACCA is an Association for those persons in higher education to include colleges, universities, community and technical college settings, whose professional identity is counseling and whose purpose is fostering students’ development. ACCA strives to support and enhance the practice of college counseling, to promote ethical and responsible professional practice, to promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the profession of counseling in higher education.
American College Health Association (ACHA)
Since 1920, the ACHA has linked college health professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a collaborative networking base. Their mission is to serve as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research.